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Pressure? What pressure?

By Jon Mitchell

Iowa Western Community College has a knack for winning national championships in even-numbered years and might be headed for a fourth title in 2016. The Reivers, winners of Alpine Bank Junior College World Series championships in 2010, 2012 ...


San Jacinto rallies to defeat Cowley College

By Patti Arnold

When you’re 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, wear No. 44, and you’re called upon to pinch hit in a tie game in the ninth inning in the national tournament, you’re thinking one thing. Hit the ball as far as you can. “That was the ...


Bats come alive for Fighting Owls in close victory

By Dale Shrull

Power and prolific pitching has fueled Harford Community College (Maryland) all season. So when the Fighting Owls were looking to fend off elimination in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series on Sunday, it was fitting that is what keyed ...


Cisco’s Burns provides team support

By Jon Mitchell

The scar on top of Michael Burns’ upper thigh is almost eight inches long. Pictures from the surgery in April to remove a cancerous tumor from the left leg of the Cisco College (Texas) outfielder are gruesome. They also show the size of ...

Darton’s first, and last, trip to JUCO was emotional

By Dale Shrull

Scot Hemmings paused, then his voice cracked as the emotions came pouring out at the post-game press conference. “This program is a big part of my family.” Then he apologized for getting emotional. But Hemmings and Darton State ...


Delgado breaks JUCO losing streak

By Jon Mitchell

Daniel Lahare summarized the emotions of the Delgado Community College (Louisiana) baseball team Sunday afternoon without saying a word. The freshman outfielder threw his arms up to celebrate his second home run of the day, capping a five-RBI ...


JUCO Notebook: Scheuermann wins 900th game

By Staff

Fathers and sons. Perhaps no junior college baseball program is as much about fathers and sons as Delgado Community College in New Orleans. The program was started in 1974 by Louis “Rags” Scheuermann, who brought the Dolphins to ...


‘Riders outlast Dolphins

By Patti Arnold

JoJo Romero lost the first run-in he had with his big first baseman. He wasn’t going to take a chance on another. “I saw him bobble it a little bit and I hustled over there and he called me off,” the Yavapai College ...


Pirates’ ‘crunk’

By Patti Arnold

It took a few innings, but his hitters finally got it “crunk up,” as Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Alabama) coach Adam Thomas said. “We had more ‘R’s’ than they did at the end of the game, so ...


Déjà vu all over again

By Matt Meyer

If you watch enough games at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, you see the same bizarre plays in different games. Twice in five years, Iowa Western Community College has rallied to win in the ninth inning on a Little League home ...

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